Justice Department Attorney Says 100,000 Visas Revoked Due to Travel Ban

February 3, 2017 Britni Sehgal

According to The Washington Post, an attorney for the government revealed in federal court on Friday, that 100,000 visas have been revoked as a result of President Trump’s ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. While this number has been disputed by the State Department who say the number is closer to 60,000, it is clear that these figures demonstrate how many more people were affected by the Executive Order than just those detained or deported at American airports last weekend.

The order, which was signed on January 27, banned immigration for 90 days from seven majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It suspended the admission of Syrian refugees indefinitely and all other refugees for 120 days.

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